Governing Law and Regulations
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management Bureau of Solid and Hazardous Waste
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Florida adopts by reference the federal universal waste regulations, including those for fluorescent lamps and mercury-containing equipment. However, the state has added provisions for the regulation of mercury-containing lamps and mercury-containing devices destined for recycling, and therefore, the Florida rules for lamps and mercury-containing devices differ from the federal rules for lamps and mercury-containing equipment. In addition, Florida added hazardous waste pharmaceuticals as a universal waste in 2007. The result is that the state rules are more stringent than their federal counterparts in connection with ...